Hank gives us a tour of the most important table ever, including the life story of the obsessive man who championed it, Dmitri Mendeleev. The periodic table of elements is a concise, information-dense catalog of all of the different sorts of atoms in the universe, and it has a wealth of information to tell us if we can learn to read it.
Table of Contents
Dmitri Mendeleev – 0:45
Mendeleev’s Organization of the Periodic Table – 2:31
Relationships in the Periodic Table – 5:03
Why Mendeleev Stood Out from his Colleagues – 7:09
How the Periodic Table Could be Improved – 8:28